Until the Time Should Come

Joseph Smith had to wait a long time to obtain the plates containing the original text of the Book of Mormon. When the angel Moroni appeared to him on the evening of Sunday, September 21, 1823, even before showing him in a vision the place where the plates were buried, he indicated that it was... Continue Reading →

How Can I Be More Patient?

The Guide to the Scriptures defines patience as "calm endurance; the ability to endure affliction, insult, or injury without complaint or retaliation." After the four sons of King Mosiah—Ammon, Aaron, Omner, and Himni—were converted, they felt a deep desire to share the gospel with their enemies, the Lamanites. They pleaded with their father "for many... Continue Reading →

How Can I Be More Patient with Myself?

The Book of Mormon makes it clear that patience is an attribute of Jesus Christ and that His disciples should also strive to develop that attribute. It speaks about being patient in sufferings, in tribulations, in persecutions, and in afflictions (Alma 1:25, Alma 17:11, Alma 20:29, Alma 26:27-28, Alma 31:31, Alma 34:41, Alma 60:26). Patience... Continue Reading →

What Does It Mean to Be “Long-Suffering?”

The word "longsuffering" (without a hyphen) appears 17 times in the King James Version of the Bible. The word "long-suffering" (with a hyphen: the modern spelling of the word) appears 17 times in the Book of Mormon. What does it mean? In the Old Testament, it is a translation of the phrase erek appayim (אֶ֥רֶךְ... Continue Reading →

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